Despite my children's wishes to stay off the computer all week-they would not clean their own room, so I get my blog back. :0) See, I know how to bargain.
Something awful and wonderful happened yesterday. Let me begin with Monday night. I went to bed early, as I'm usually up wayyyy too late to be functional at 6 am. I tossed and turned. I couldn't get comfortable. The bed is too soft, the covers were too warm, my husband went to sleep too fast. (I mean, seriously! FIVE seconds after he hits the pillows he is SNORING kids, SNORING I hate him.)
So, I got out of bed, went to read some blogs and found my internet connection not working. Well, too dark and too quiet to try and fix it, so I sat on my couch to watch the old Diary of Anne Frank. The black and white, horrible sound, awful lighting, WONDERFUL movie of Anne Frank's optimism in the face of utter despair. I thought I would fall asleep. 2 am came and went. Then 3 am. Finally, I fell into a restless sleep on the couch. Woke up around 5 am and stumbled to my bed. Woke up to the princesses at 7 am and COULD NOT MOVE. Literally. I mean that in the literal definition of the word, too. I couldn't even roll over.
I moaned to my husband that I was in too much pain and so he grumbled and got out of bed to take the princesses to school. I took a pain pill. I tried to stretch a little bit every twenty minutes. Agony. Pure. Hell.
Especially when the young prince woke up. You see, he's a big time momma's prince..........Daddy just doesn't cut it in the morning. So I hurt myself some more to take care of him.
Then we tried to turn on Handy Manny for the young prince and our cable is out. Which is also who provides our internet service. Hmmm. Did we miss the bill? Why yes we did. And...payday is two weeks away. Oh. Fudge. Can my day get any better?
Ready for wonderful?? I did not clean or cook a darn thing yesterday as I was supposed to. My husband managed to crack my spine in at least ten different places and I could move. Then he did something really wonderful. Really. I might have to give him the name of King now instead of Court Jester, it was so wonderful.
He got my internet and cable turned back on. He called and found out they had been overcharging us for a service we do not have for the last six months. Now wonder it's been hard to keep up with the cable bill. We kept scratching our heads, thinking we were paying late fees, taxes or some such other baloney they charge you. They were terribly embarrassed and restored our services, plus cut our bill in half and changed the due date to payday. THANK YOU!
The most important wonderful part of yesterday though....I realized that my body was sending me signals. Signals like-use your time/energy and strength more wisely. Things like, sit up straight when you write, dork. And....listen carefully to yourself.
I have been stressed out to the max the last few weeks with a combination of writing stress and personal stress. Now, I'm not saying I'm the only one that endures stress. I know all of us do. It's impossible to walk this Earth and not feel stress. Seriously. But I have shoved it aside and tried to soothe it with more cigarettes, food and less sleep and exercise. Uh huh. Smart, right? *Smacking Head on Desk*
So, thank you to all of my fabulous cool kids with your well wishes for me while I disappeared. They came through at the end of the day. :0)